Monday, 7 May 2012

Entry: adit (n.)

In context: "The destiny-grade event that happened to Orin Incandenza at this point was that as he was passing glumly under the Home goalposts and entering the shadow of the south exit-tunnel's adit a loud ominously orthopedic cracking sound, plus then shrieking, issued from somewhere on the field behind him."

Definition: A roughly horizontal passage introduced into a mine for the purpose of access or drainage. Also in extended use; spec. a watercourse, esp. one that carries water away from a mine.


SNOOT score: 1

Page: 291
Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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